Lot 144 - 1991 Land Rover Defender 110 200TDi ‘Safari'
|Odometer reading||85,823 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,087|
There is little doubt that one of the most famous shapes on British roads over the last 50 years is the Land Rover. This go-anywhere vehicle has been used on airfields, as ambulances, crossing jungles deserts and ice caps. The rear body not only presents in standard factory guise but with a huge range of adaptations such as pickup trucks, tow trucks, general haulage and immediate triage on the front line. These working vehicles can also be utilised for pleasure, however, as is the case here. Decommissioned from military service in 2003, it has been repainted and modernised with a TD5 bonnet, grill and alloy wheels as well as a 200 TDi engine, LT77 gearbox along with higher ratio transfer box and new rear differential. The timing belt, pulleys, tensions, water pump and auxiliary belts were also replaced as has exhaust and the radiator is now a high volume aluminium unit. Chequer plate protects the wing tops and rear wings and even the standard door hinges have been upgraded with SC Engineering components. In 2013, uprated Bearmach springs and lifted shock absorbers were fitted with vast storage on the roof with a galvanised steel removable roof rack and ladder and tow hook and, when ready to set camp, a Backroadz five-person SUV tent/awning is included that can be attached to the rear of the vehicle with a fully suspended cargo net.
There is little wear overall with the interior converted to a rudimentary yet comfortable overland camper. Sound deadening, insulation and carpet has been fitted throughout with a wind-driven rotating ventilation system to the roof. There is a removable false floor providing a sleeping platform with storage below with leisure batteries to power interior LED lighting and USB charger ports. Defender MUD insulated blackout window blinds are supplied as well as front seat covers. The chassis has since been regularly WaxOyled and a ‘Halo’ LED light conversion has been fitted with a Pioneer DAB radio with Bluetooth phone connectivity with four rear and two front Pioneer speakers. All this combined with a comprehensive history file offers an unrivalled off-road, overland package.
Interested parties should note that prior to the speedometer/odometer change, this was reading 73,144 miles (equivalent) and the new odometer read c.47,000 miles when fitted. The current reading is now approx. 86,000 miles.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.